Recent Posts in the Criminal Law Category

  • What Is a Habitual Traffic Offender?
    A driver who has any of the following violations within a 5-year period, is considered a habitual traffic offender: Convictions for 3 or more of the ...
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  • Jailhouse Campaign Debate
    Usually it is district attorneys who get to question those in trouble with the law: What were you doing on this night? Why did you commit the act? Are ...
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  • Why We Need To End the Injustice of Bail
    Today, most people accused of committing a felony have to post bail in order to avoid jail time, according to a report from the Color of Change and ...
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  • Redmond's New Community Court Program
    Redmond has a new diversion court that will help low-level offenders reconnect with their community. As an alternative to jail time, the new Community ...
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  • Washington State Supreme Court Round-Up
    The Washington State Supreme Court has had a busy term. In what many are lauding as a huge step for 1stAmendment Rights, the Court recently issued an ...
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  • When Criminal Law and Civil Law Overlap: Felonies
    A previous blog post highlighted a few misdemeanor offenses which may also create liability in the civil realm. Many felonies also result in civil ...
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  • Social Media and Criminal Justice
    As the prevalence of social media grows in society so does the impact of social media on the courtroom. There have been a series of highly publicized ...
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  • Closing Argument Misconduct
    On January 22, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion holding defendant’s right to a fair trial had been violated when ...
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